The little people are witness to an attempt to save two children from a cave-in accident. Since the earth is too instable, the little people proposes to the parents to find a way to let the children ...
The Spindrift, a sub-oribital spaceship on a flight from Los Angeles to London, became lost when it passed through a strange cloud in the ship's orbit around Earth. It landed on an alternate Earth-type planet, where the inhabitants were roughly twelve times the size of the Spindrift's passengers. Our heroes include the ship's captain (Steve Burton), co-pilot (Dan) and stewardess (Betty); an arrogant engineer (Mark); a sexy jet-setter (Valerie); a young boy (Barry) and his dog Chipper; and a mysterious rogue known as Commander Fitzhugh. Together they battle the planet's totalitarian government, try to avoid capture, and attempt to repair the Spindrift so they can get back home.Written by
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Although the series ran for two years (1968-70), the first twelve episodes were filmed in the summer and fall of 1967 to meet the original planned start of the series, which would have been January 1968. The network was originally planning to use this show as a mid season replacement show. Since nothing needed replacing on their schedule, the series' premiere date was pushed back to the fall of 1968, where it replaced Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) series on the schedule. The 1967 start of the series' filming helped explain the difference in appearance of Stefan Arngrim from year one to year two, because, in actuality, three years had transpired over the course of the series' fifty-one episodes. See more »
Right through the whole series, distances have proven to be quite malleable. Examples include: the little people can reach a destination at about the same time as the giants, despite their longer strides; the little people can cover vast distances (across the city etc) in a short time span; the little people can cover the same ground in a similar time as giants in cars. See more »
Starting in March 2008, the American Life TV Network has aired second season prints that use the first season's theme music in the main title sequence while retaining the second season title's visuals. See more »
Recently,I got a chance to see some of the episodes on a local cable channel,and this was my favorite Irwin Allen series of them all. Several people including the dog,have crash-landed on earth,but its not the same planet that their ship was from. The special effects here are unforgettable which involved the characters to find themselves in some odd situation after another (especially in one episode where they are in a little girl's room where they take refuge in a doll house,only to be stalked by a giant cat!) Basically everything went just right with this series which didn't last long when it ran on ABC from 1968-1970,but it was a classic worth seeing.
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